Ben Franks To Move To Northampton From London Irish

Ben Franks from London Irish joins the upcoming season with Northampton Saints. Ben Franks had been with the New Zealand All Blacks team before where he debuted in the year 2008. He is known for his scrum playing abilities that he has developed as an expert. He can play on either side and is 33 years of age. He has won about 47 caps when he was playing for New Zealand and had been part of the winning squad that brought in the trophies in 2011 as well as 2015.

He states that joining Saints has been an exciting opportunity that has come along for him. Northampton on the other hand, has had a campaign of late that has comprised of several defeats. As a result they are now in the 10th position in the Premiership rankings. There are five matches left to be played that would further decide the fate of the club. Several changes are being done by the club and one of them is picking up talent to infuse new blood into the team. London Irish itself is also trying to turn around their performances, but they do have some talented players who are also looking for better playing opportunities.

Ben Franks was approached by Chris Boyd, who acts as director of rugby for the club in the forthcoming season and the latter, being a New Zealander himself, had worked with Frank in the home country for the Hurricanes team. Franks states that linking up again with Chris is one of the main factors that influenced his decision as he has confidence in him. He would now be completing three seasons with London Irish and hence, the change is coming to him at the right time. His other accomplishments include having won Super Rugby titles when he was with the Crusaders.

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